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A SPECIAL SUNDAY AND OTHER LATE APRIL BASEBALL ADVENTURES TO KEEP THE WOERIOLES OUT OF MIND

April 25, 2010

Tags: Cuban Giants honored in Babylon Long Island, Brian Cashman, Paul Beeston, Baltimore Woerioles

On Sunday afternoon April 18 I rode the Long Island Railroad out to Babylon to attend the ceremonies honoring the Cuban Giants, who were very likely the first professional “pay for play” African-American baseball team. In the mid-1880s while ostensibly serving as waiters at the luxury Argyle Hotel this team of African-Americans represented the (more…)

IT ALL COUNTS NOW: THOUGHTS ON FIRST 10 DAYS OF MLB SEASON + JACKIE ROBINSON DAY

April 15, 2010

Tags: Baltimore Woerioles, Women's Basketball, Civil Rights Weekend 2010, Billie Jean King, Honoring Cuban Giants in Babylon

IT ALL COUNTS NOW: THOUGHTS ON THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF THE MLB SEASON INCLUDING APRIL 15 JACKIE ROBINSON DEBUT DAY

I attended the Orioles home opener on Friday afternoon April 9 and was enough of a masochist to also go again on Saturday night April 10. Don’t think I will be attending many other Woeriole (more…)

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